Month: March 2017

These are a few of my Favourite things – March

A lovely random few things that I thought deserved a place in my March faves post.

Lets start off with something that has been my favourite tipple ever since I was 18 so a very long time. Its Dooleys Toffee Vodka. Looks like Baileys but tastes like a dream. Actually I have never tasted Baileys or a dream so I can’t compare…Either way its delicious.


A bit of Eye Candy

What is Phillip Schofield doing here I guess you are wondering. Well my best mate knows he is my man crush and favourite silver fox so she told me his Snapchat name and hes had me in absolute tears. Pretty much like he is on This Morning just unfiltered.  Anyone else who fancies a giggle or a silver fox fix its:- phillipschofe. If you don’t have snapchat just type his name into youtube you’ll be happy for hours.


You always need a few beauty favourites and these are mine.

So first of all we have my everyday lippy which is Loreal Color Riche in the shade Rose Printemps. Its a subtle pink not too in your face but more pink than a nude.

Then we have my Holy Grail from The Body Shop – Tea Tree Anti Imperfection Daily Solution. Whenever I have a annoying spot I reach for this and apply it and watch it do its magic.

Last of these three is the Primark Foundation Brush. I used to just put it on with my fingers and occasionally a sponge but these brushes that come in all different sizes make your foundation go on smooth and flawless. This one is the biggest and was £4. An absolute Bargain.New Phototastic Collage

Read all about it

The first book is a very sought after poetry book that I’ve seen many people rave about so I bought one for myself and I’m not disappointed.

The second book is my very own book that I have just had published telling the story of how I was bullied through school and how I have got through the other side. If you would like to read it the link is here

Both of these can be found on Amazon 



Quote of the month

Finally this quote about seeing beauty in yourself

Week 1: Holzie Reveals…

You’re probably thinking what’s with the title?

Disclaimer: All clothes will be staying on for the duration of this post.

I thought that since you the readers come and nosey at my blog posts I thought I would do something different so you can find out a bit more about me and I love a good old Q &A .

I have kept it light hearted this week. i’ll delve a bit deeper next time.

So lets jump straight into the questions….

Who has the biggest influence in your life? That would have to be my mum. She tells me all the stories from back in her days and how she got through it and that I can get through any struggles in life too.

What were you like as a kid? I grew up living in a road that mainly consisted of boys so of course I wanted to do all the thing they did like skateboarding and football but as soon as I ruined my skirt from mums catalogue and fell off my bike and scrapped the side of my face it was bye bye boys things and hello Barbie.

Do you have a nickname and what is the story behind it? Name: Bertie/Bert and this stemmed from me and my best mate Jess doing an afterschool paper round. We had a trolley and a bag to help carry them. I opted for the bag and Jess the trolley. We labelled them Trev and Bertie. 16 years later we still have the same nickname. I’ll never forget when Jess sent a letter to me from the Navy addressed to Bertie Bag. I nearly pissed.

What are your Guilty Pleasures? I have a weakness for Paul Hollywood, Colin Firth and Phillip Scofield I mean how could you not like them. You probably already know as this isn’t he first time I’ve said it.

How do you define love and have you ever been in love? The way I look at love you can be in love with the person and not the gender. I hate how people still put a label on love its a feeling and you just can’t help who you fall for. I have been in love before, myheart got hurt and it took a long time to get it fixed. Here i am now still waiting for the one if they are out there.

Finally this week – A Quote to live by…


I hope you had fun reading and I look forward to seeing you next week for Week 2.

Pretty Nails 💅🏼


I fancied giving my nails a quick pampering and had a nosey in my vanity case…… This where I keep all the nail varnishes I’ve picked up and are still useable. Nothings worse than finding one you used to love and its separated.

The 3 I picked to get the look above which was really quite easy were:

Rimmel/ Rita Ora -Plump up the purple

OPI – Kiss me on my tulips

Loreal – le French manicure liner

Firstly I pained the ring fingers pink with the OPI Kiss me on my tulips because we have all done it before when we want to do this kind of look and accidently paint them all the same colour.

Next I paint the rest of my nails with Rimmels Plump up the purple which usually I don’t go for dark colours but thought why not.

Last of all I take Loreal le French manicure pen and do random dots on each nail to give it that je ne sais quoi.

I really like the look and it took all of 10 minutes to do.

One pound at a time – weight journey so far

I’ve struggled over the last 2 years since I had my big operation with my weight. As I was not very mobile I just used to comfort eat to make myself feel better when in fact it was making me sad. My weakness is chocolate…still partial to a Diam or a Crunchie if I go past one in the supermarket 😋
so I have been on a weight loss journey since October and with Christmas most of the 6 pounds I lost went back on. So new year came and I thought let’s get my head in the game and don’t cave in. I’m 11 pounds down and now back in my size 10s I am so proud of myself that I’ve stuck to it.

Here are a few meals I managed to snap. I really do like eating my vegetables every day the fruit is growing on me…not literally. I’ll keep you updated how I’m getting on in a month or so 😁